...so who loses at musical chairs?

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    I don't care who CJ sits or what he reasons are, but Hamilton is better than Barts. If you're up or down a goal late in the game, Hamilton would be my pick between the two every time. Course, I'm not the coach, which is a good thing.

     
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    It's funny to see people saying that Hamilton this and Bartkowski that while Hamilton sits and Bartkowski plays.

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    Matt Bartkowski - 49 games, 0 goals, 13 assists. 

    ZERO goals?  You can't score, you can't play.  Put in Hamilton.

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    Oh my word.

    I hate you.

     

     
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    It may be as simple as left or right. Bartkowski is playing a solid partner to Boychuck, and his speed is beneficial. To me, Hamilton is also playing very well, but is now playing behind Mez,  Boychuck, and Miller/ McQ. It's a good problem rather than the alternative.

     
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    I doubt it will happen, but can anyone envision CJ sitting Zee here and there? Tonight's game seems like a prime candidate: Second half of a back-to-back with travel against a non-playoff Western conference team. I'm fine with a D-corps that looks like Mez-Hamilton, Boychuk-Bart, Krug-Miller even if Johnson is in net, as expected.

     
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    I did not like what I saw from Mezsaros last night. Out of position quite a bit and let Canadiens get behind more than a few times. If Hamilton only plays against the lighter teams from here on in then we know something is up and Julien has made up his mind.

     
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    Perhaps Mez is getting benifit of the dought untill he learns the system. Millar is in till McQuaid comes back (if). Jullian gives Bart big minutes. PK time. Shutdown D in training. Right now he can take it over Hamilton. (Bart has 5 years on him) Over time Hamilton has the higher ceiling and will get there. Bart lack of a good shot is not what is being looked at with his play and with all the good shooting D we have now with Mez,Boychuk,Krug.... He takes the PK and they have the PP.

    Regarding setting Zee. That will happen near the end of the season.

     
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    I doubt it will happen, but can anyone envision CJ sitting Zee here and there? Tonight's game seems like a prime candidate: Second half of a back-to-back with travel against a non-playoff Western conference team. I'm fine with a D-corps that looks like Mez-Hamilton, Boychuk-Bart, Krug-Miller even if Johnson is in net, as expected.

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    I think Chara will sit for the last regular season game, that's it.

     
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    It's funny to see people saying that Hamilton this and Bartkowski that while Hamilton sits and Bartkowski plays.

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    Matt Bartkowski - 49 games, 0 goals, 13 assists. 

    ZERO goals?  You can't score, you can't play.  Put in Hamilton.

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    Oh my word.

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    Somebody had to do it.

     
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    Don't think we can really learn anything the next few games. They picked up a guy, so he should play. Someone has to sit. It's the last 8-10 games where I think things will settle in.

     
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    I realize the coaches are a better judge than we are, it's just that Hamilton has a great career ahead of him and I hope all this doesn't screw him up.

     
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    Don't think we can really learn anything the next few games. They picked up a guy, so he should play. Someone has to sit. It's the last 8-10 games where I think things will settle in.

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    Smart.  Doesn't seem to apply to Don't Call Me Harry Potter (nor should it?).

    Hamilton for two.  Now Krug.  I can see why they'd play Bartkowski ahead of these two because he and Boychuk have been on a run and whether you think they'll sustain it or not, why mess with it?  But ahead of Miller?  That I find a bit perplexing.  It's not even a L/R thing since they've sat one leftie and one righty.  I guess it's balance - physicality vs. finesse.

    It's so easy to get sucked into microfanaging.  You're right - wait until we're in that stretch of setting up the roster for the playoffs - then we can see what they really think.

     
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    I have to say though I want McQuaid and Miller in once the playoffs start.

     
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    I think Krug gets in and Bart sits. Who knows, perhaps Julien will sit Krug for two games like he did with Hamilton.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'd like to see Warsofsky get a chance. I really like his game. I get the feeling he is going to land on another teams roster and have a good NHL career.

     
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    I think Krug gets in and Bart sits. Who knows, perhaps Julien will sit Krug for two games like he did with Hamilton.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'd like to see Warsofsky get a chance. I really like his game. I get the feeling he is going to land on another teams roster and have a good NHL career.

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    Bartkowski is playing 23 minutes while Krug plays 14.  How do you interpret that?

     
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    Bartkowski is playing 23 minutes while Krug plays 14.  How do you interpret that?

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    If these numbers ( 23 and 14 ) were correct then I'd interpret it as there'd be no way that Bartkoski wouldn't be coming out of the lineup.

    But......

    Bartkowski averages 19:30.

    Krug averages 17:23.

    Now the possibility of no way just became maybe.




     
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    If these numbers ( 23 and 14 ) were correct then I'd interpret it as there'd be no way that Bartkoski wouldn't be coming out of the lineup.

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    Bartkowski averages 19:30.

    Krug averages 17:23.

    Now the possibility of no way just became maybe.


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    Whoops.  My error.  That did happen recently against Montreal.  I should have been more careful.

    Last game, however, Bartkowski played 19 minutes and Krug played zero.

    That's gotta account for something, right?

     
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    Whoops.  My error.  That did happen recently against Montreal.  I should have been more careful.

    Last game, however, Bartkowski played 19 minutes and Krug played zero.

    That's gotta account for something, right?

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    Sure it does. 

    It counts for knowing you watched the game...........not the indication of whether Bartkowski will eventually sit.


     
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    I think the pairing of Bartkowski and Boychuk is working.  They're 1 and 2 on the D in everyone's favorite stat.  That means that Bartkowski has played under 20 min. 7 times in 2014 and Krug has played 20+ min twice all year.  so in summary, Krug is on the third pairing, Bartkowski the second.

    If you drill down a bit, though - Krug has played more PP minutes than anyone on the team except Krejci.  Bartkowski is third in PK minutes among the D.  I'd sort of expect that the PP specialist and smallish defender gets slotted in the third pairing as they did with Kaberle when he was in Boston.

    So if I think about it in terms of net difference on the back end, I can easily see them put Meszaros in with Boychuk, Hamilton with Chara, and slot Krug back in his usual spot with Miller or McQuaid just as easily as I could see Meszaros dropped into Krug's spot on the PP and Bob's yer uncle.  Not sure why you'd mess with that Boychuk and Bartkowski pairing, though, while it's cruising along.  I'd see Miller out before that happens.

     
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    I think Krug gets in and Bart sits. Who knows, perhaps Julien will sit Krug for two games like he did with Hamilton.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'd like to see Warsofsky get a chance. I really like his game. I get the feeling he is going to land on another teams roster and have a good NHL career.

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    Bartkowski is playing 23 minutes while Krug plays 14.  How do you interpret that?

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    I'm not saying Bartkowski deserves to sit or vice versa, I think Julien is just trying to get Bartkowski,Hamilton and Krug playing time. He sat Hamilton 2 games in a row, perhaps he may do the same with Krug, perhaps Miller. If McQuaid comes back in time for the playoffs he has some decisions to make.

     
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    Hey why is it so hard to say out loud ?

     

    Hamilton is SOFT - That doesn't work, never did, never will

    Thumbs up CJ

     
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    Hey why is it so hard to say out loud ?

     

    Hamilton is SOFT - That doesn't work, never did, never will

    Thumbs up CJ

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    Your testerone levels interfere with your judgement.

     
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    Your testerone levels interfere with your judgement.

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    On that note............ Chicago's cup winning blueline's performance last year was more about skating, jumping into the rush and moving the puck.

    Some tend to hold onto their beliefs of the 70's brand of hockey too long.





     
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    I dont think hamilton is soft by any means. I do think that some people never saw Hamilton play before he was drafted, saw the size, some clips and are/were under the impression that he was the next Chris Pronger. Not his game, and I dont think it ever was.

     
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    "Krug has played more PP minutes than anyone on the team"

    Wouldn't want that to stop. Bruins PP back to it's former self against the Yotes.

    Julien statements about "19 and 20 years old", along with Hamilton sitting that many games in a row. Tells me that Julien isn't liking what he sees.

    If my choice is between Miller and Bartkowski - It's Miller because Matt can't separate players from the puck like #86 can.

     

     
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    Hey why is it so hard to say out loud ?

     

    Hamilton is SOFT - That doesn't work, never did, never will

    Thumbs up CJ

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    Your testerone levels interfere with your judgement.

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    Dog ...you think he's not soft ? You think his compete level is where it needs to be ?

    Compete level is just not where it needs to be

    NOT talking about fighting- this kid has never gotten into one scrum,that I remember. I really can't recall him cleaning someone out from the crease, or lighting someone up along the wall. Something Miller has already done multiple times. How can that happen? Krug competes with desperation for the puck. You have got to win one on one battles, it's fundamental hockey. Whoever wants the puck more - it's very uncomplicated (see Bergeron). I'd honestly say that he comes up short in that dept.

    My judgement is based on wanting to win another cup.


    And as far as the Hawks blueline is concerned they compete every shift. Just because they possess skill, doesn't mean they don't play with desperation.

     

     

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